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I installed the ndiswrapper which matched to my Kernel and then tried installing the drivers for the USB wifi adapter. As I wasn't successfull, I lost interest and was away ...
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    I installed the ndiswrapper which matched to my Kernel and then tried installing the drivers for the USB wifi adapter. As I wasn't successfull, I lost interest and was away from the system this long.

    Now, when I am trying to log-in as an oracle user, its not letting me by throwing the error msg shown in the pic. Is there anything like restoration (to last known good config) as in Windows?

    Any suggestions?
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    Your home directory is listed as:
    '/home/oracle' but it does not appear to exist. Do you want to log in with the /(root) directory as your home directory?

    It is unlikely anything will work unless your use a failsafe session.
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    If you recently upgraded the kernel, then you may be able to boot into the older kernel. During the boot process, the GRUB screen will load. By pressing the up/down arrows you can select the kernel version to boot with.
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    No, I haven't upgraded the Kernel, instead I installed ndiswrapper suitable for the present kernel version.

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    Installing NDISwrapper shouldn't have any effect on the home folder. Can you log in as another user? (if there is another user) If you log in as another user, or root, does the /home/oracle folder still exist?

    Did you have the /home folder installed on a separate partition? If so, maybe it is not mounting that partition anymore. Give some info on how many partitions you created during the install process, then post the output of this command.
    Code:
    /sbin/fdisk -l
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    Thanks for the reply and I am sorry, I should have mentioned this in the first place.

    The only other user is 'root' and Yes, I can login into it. And /home/oracle folder still exist. And during installation I created the following partitions.

    /
    /boot
    /oracle
    and SWAP

    And the output for the code is

    Code:
    # /sbin/fdisk -l
    
    Disk /dev/hda: 160.0 GB, 160040803840 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes   
    
    Device Boot        Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    
    /dev/hda1   *           1        5222    41945683+   7  HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hda2            5223       19456   114334605    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/hda5            5223       10444    41945683+   7  HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hda6           10445       11749    10482381   83  Linux
    /dev/hda7           11750       14360    20972826   83  Linux
    /dev/hda8           14361       15665    10482381   83  Linux
    /dev/hda9           15666       16187     4192933+  82  Linux swap
    
    Disk /dev/sde: 4127 MB, 4127194624 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 501 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    
    
    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sde1   *        1         502     4030432    b  W95 FAT32
    Partition 1 has different physical/logical endings: phys=(500, 254, 63) logical=(501, 196, 14)

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    I don't know where to go with this. The partition is mounted and the folder exists, yet it claims that it doesn't exist. Strange.

    Since this is a completely different problem that the original start of the thread, I suggest starting a new thread. The wireless section is not the best place to get help for this problem.

    Provide all of the info from the last post, and the error message
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    Thanks, will do that.

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